Location: Yakima Foursquare Church
The public is invited to attend “An Evening with Mark Twain” on Saturday, March 23, 2019, 6:30 p.m. at Yakima Foursquare Church. Enjoy a 45-minute lively presentation by reenactor Mark Mallon of Reading, PA, in the character of Mark Twain. Mr. Mallon will entertain the crowd by discussing the life of Mark Twain the author as well as Sam Clemens, the person, bringing those days alive and helping students realize the value of being a good citizen as well as what civic duty entails. Mr. Mallon hosts a weekly radio and tv show. There is no charge for admission, but donations are greatly appreciated. Get there early, as seating is limited to the first 540. Awards will be handed out to the winners of the Middle School Essay Contest during the event as well.
Twain was born shortly after an appearance of Halley's Comet, and he predicted that he would "go out with it" as well; he died the day after the comet returned. He was lauded as the "greatest humorist this country has produced", and William Faulkner called him "the father of American literature".
This event is presented by Union Gap's Olde Yakima Letterpress Museum. OYLM is dedicated to the preservation, study, and educational demonstration of 19th and 20th century letterpress typesetting and printing techniques, offering enthusiasts the opportunity for hands on learning in a working shop environment. Each year, the museum intends to expand on the characters who have transformed civilization through their words, innovations and discoveries. Visit the Olde Yakima Letterpress Museum on Tuesdays and Saturdays April 1 – November 1 (and special tours by appointment by calling 206-719-4979) located at 4508 Main Street, Union Gap – within the Central WA Agricultural Museum.
Find more info on the Olde Yakima Letterpress Museum at http://oldeyakimaletterpressmuseum.org